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Beijing H7N9 patient's condition improves

Updated: 2013-04-15 09:30

BEIJING - A seven-year-old girl who was confirmed to be infected with H7N9 avian flu has seen her condition improve, Beijing's municipal disease control and prevention center said Sunday.

Beijing H7N9 patient's condition improves

A doctor gives medical treatment to a seven-year-old girl infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu at the Beijing Ditan Hospital in Beijing, April 12, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

The girl's condition was confirmed by the center early Saturday. She has been receiving treatment at Beijing Ditan Hospital since Thursday.

Two people who have had close contact with the child have been kept under medical observation and have not shown any flu symptoms, a spokesman for the center said.

The girl's parents were engaged in live poultry trading in a township in the suburban Shunyi district.

Her township and school have not reported any other flu cases, the spokesman said.

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